The World Heritage Committee inscribed Mount Kenya National Park on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
Being the second tallest mountain in Africa, the scenery surrounding this designated world heritage site is breathtaking. The wilderness is perfect and Mount Kenya peaks are of great beauty. It is pristine with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest and mineral springs. The montane and alpine vegetation here is unique, with a wide variety of wildlife which include elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black fronted duikers, bushbucks, waterbucks, leopards, black rhino and buffaloes. It is as well an excellent destination for bird watchers.
Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and cave exploration, as you marvel at the sight of the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks and equatorial snow. While the 5199 meter summit is a difficult technical climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana (4985m) can be easily reached by any fit trekker which takes 3 to 5 days. Scenery here is just pure bliss.